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Session Information

FOC U053 - Lessons Learned from a Pediatric Rheumatology-Dermatology Clinic

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 24

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room 704/706

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Heather Brandling-Bennett, MD, FAAD - Handout

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Diagnose pediatric autoimmune connective tissue disease with cutaneous manifestations.
  • Order appropriate work-up for pediatric patients with autoimmune connective tissue disease.
  • Prescribe and monitor systemic immunosuppressive therapy for pediatric patients.

Many dermatologists are not comfortable managing pediatric patients with autoimmune connective tissue disease or those who require systemic immunosuppressive therapy. This session will focus on work-up and treatment of children who were seen in a combined rheumatology-dermatology clinic with a variety of diagnoses, including localized scleroderma/morphea, lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, livedoid vasculopathy, and severe psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis.